Fifty Shades Greywater - Reusing Waste Water

Sat Mar 10, 09:30 - Sat Mar 10, 14:30
Guerilla House
50-80% Of all residential waste water is grey water. With the current target of 50 litres of water per person per day, that's 30-35 litres per person of waste water produced every day. Nutrient rich water which gets dumped down the drain (or used to flush a toilet first) and transported to treatment facilities using a huge amount of energy. A huge amount of energy is then used to treat the water, with a huge amount of energy again used to transport the 'treated' water to the sea or other water bodies. A wasteful endeavour which could instead be used to hydrate our landscapes, build soil, mitigate the effects of drought, and reduce the polluting of our oceans and water bodies, 

Join us as we get hands on exploring:
  • Grey water system design considerations
  • 300 litres / day DIY water filtration (demo)
  • Constructed wetlands (talk)
  • Worm farm filtration (practical)
  • Mulch basins (practical)
  • Surge tanks and sump pumps best practice (demo), and
  • Common greywater errors
This is a participatory and practical workshop where we'll be implementing a grey water system to handle kitchen and bathroom sink, laundry and shower water at our venue.

Cost per person is R295.

In the spirit of transparency, please see this link for a breakdown of our estimated costs.

This workshop will only go ahead if there are 15 confirmed paying participants, so please share with those you feel may benefit. This is to ensure we cover our costs, keep the workshop fee low and make this education accessible. In the event we do not reach the 15 humans target, your ticket will be fully refunded. Tickets are non-refundable otherwise. Confirmation that this workshop will go ahead will be announced on Monday 5 March 2018.

What to bring:
  • Snacks and a dish to share for a communal lunch. In the spirit of compassionate sharing, please ensure what you bring to share is kosher / halaal / vegetarian, and no stress if you're unable to bring anything, there should be plenty to go round.
  • Your own crockery (plates, cups and mugs) and cutlery
  • Notepad and pen if you want to take notes
  • Comfortable and weather appropriate clothes - this is an outdoor event
  • Camping chairs / blankets / yoga mats / pillows to sit on
  • An open mind and your inner genius
Looking forward to connecting and co-creating a rich learning experience with you!

Stay awesome you crazy creatures.

Participants attend this workshop at their own risk. Guerilla House will not be held responsible for any theft, injury, loss or damage which may arise. However, in such an unlikely event we will assist you as best we can.
This event is subject to postponement/cancellation at the discretion of Guerilla House in the event of inclement weather. Tickets will be fully refunded should we postpone/cancel.
See this link for snaps of our previous workshops.
Check out this clip below or to find out more about grey water:

Additional information

Refund policy No refunds


Fifty Shades Greywater - Reusing Waste Water
Guerilla House
24 Somer St, Surrey, Cape Town, 7764, South Africa
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